July 30, 2018
Recognizing its dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients,
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center announces today the reverification of its Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).
The Verification Review Committee (VRC) - a group within the Committee on Trauma of ACS - came to Sunrise Hospital earlier this year for an on-site review. The onsite review and recent follow-up committee evaluation serves to verify the Trauma Center’s efforts to improve the standard of care as outlined by ACS’s Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient manual. Evaluation includes the entire spectrum of care to address the needs of all injured patients from the prehospital phase through the rehabilitation process.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons commencing in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical education and practice and to improve the care of the surgical patient. The College has over 72,000 members and it is the largest association of surgeons in the world. Longstanding achievements have placed the ACS in the forefront of American surgery and have made it an important advocate for all surgical patients.
Sunrise Hospital first received Trauma Center Level II verification in 2005. It is a regional referral service receiving the largest volume of EMS transports in Nevada including the treatment of more than 3000 traumatically injured patients in 2017.
About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center
As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of Southern Nevada, its surrounding region, and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. The Heart Center at Sunrise Hospital offers the most advanced cardiac care and features an Accredited Chest Pain Center. In addition to having the busiest Emergency Department in Nevada, Sunrise Hospital is also home to a County-designated STEMI receiving center.
Sunrise Hospital is now home to Nevada’s first and only Joint Commission Accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center – providing care for stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions through its Nevada Neurosciences Institute.
In addition to maintaining American Heart Association Gold-Plus award for stroke treatment status, Sunrise Hospital also features 24/7 neuro-interventional radiology, a dedicated neurosciences ICU and on-site heliport for stroke transfer. Setting the standard for Rehabilitation Services, Sunrise Hospital is also home to the only inpatient rehabilitation facility in Southern Nevada accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF).
Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital. For more information on Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, visit sunrisehospital.com, follow on Twitter @SunriseLasVegas and facebook.com/SunriseHospital.